SMi designs a new Hilton Hotel in Miami
International Design Architecture & Engineering (IDEA), an association between SMi and TLA Architects Inc. was mandated by US Hospitaliy, to design a new 352 room 30-storey hotel combining their two extended stay brands – Embassy Suites and Home2 Suites located in the downtown area of Miami.
This project, a combined effort between SMi and TLA Architects, marks IDEA’s entry into the growing US high-rise hotel market. SMi’s team of experts will provide professional engineering design services for the building’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems.
|“The collaboration with the Quebec’s Mechanical/Electrical team enabled SMi to address all of the project’s needs. This projects has unique features such as the mechanized parking system, unique hall design, pedestrian-friendly facilities, and environmental aspects, so it presents many challenges that we are ready to meet! Thanks to the in-depth knowledge and experience of our multidisciplinary team, we have succeeded in developing optimal solutions that answer all of the customer’s needs.”
Luis D. Martinez PE, Electrical Engineer, SMi
One of many technical challenges to be addressed by SMi’s experts will be to design a stacked parking system in order to maximize parking space. This complex system requires unique mechanical ventilation requirements in order to optimize air quality. Made up of experienced engineers, SMi’s team has all of the necessary resources and skills to ensure the great success of this project.
In addition, green building principles are a main concern for this major project and are aimed to obtain the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver rating level for new construction. LEED Silver certification ensures that the building meets the objectives of the City of Miami’s Smart Growth Initiative (MIAMI21), whose goal is to provide an excellent quality of life for future generations.
Guided by the values of environmental preservation and faithful to its commitment to strive for a better quality of life of the communities, SMi is obviously a partner of choice for hotel design projects, regardless of the nature and the scale of the challenges.